Every acclaimed director eventually has to make a movie about making movies, and it’s Terrence Malick’s turn now. Named after the Tarot card, his latest Knight Of Cups sees Christian Bale and his American accent as a screenwriter in Los Angeles who, despite a successful career, lives an empty-feeling life. Coping with the death of one brother and the difficult circumstance of another, he distracts himself with a descent into Hollywood excess. The trailer that dropped today is a suitably trippy collage of scenes that feel like being intoxicated. As always, Malick knows how to make his films look great.

Along with Bale, the film features an ensemble cast including Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Wes Bentley, Isabel Lucas, Teresa Palmer, Imogen Poots and Armin Mueller-Stahl among others. Malick writes and directs.

Have a look at the trailer, and tell us what you think.